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More Than 1.8K Dengue Cases Reported In Indian Capital Delhi

BBC News: Delhi battles dengue fever surge
“The Indian capital, Delhi, is in the grip of the worst outbreak of dengue fever in five years, officials say. More than 1,800 cases have been recorded in recent weeks, compared to 1,695 cases for all of 2010. Five deaths have been reported so far…” (9/15).

Quartz: Delhi is fighting its worst dengue outbreak in five years — and it might get worse
“…Last week alone, some 600 new cases were reported from the capital city, forcing the six-month-old government led by the Aam Aadmi Party to cancel leaves granted to doctors. Since January 2015, Delhi has seen a total of 1,872 dengue cases…” (Balachandran/Karnik, 9/15).

Times of India: Delhi running out of hospital beds as dengue cases cross 1,800
“…Experts said the government’s unpreparadness had exacerbated the crisis, resulting in shortage of hospital beds. Patients, even those who can pay, were finding it difficult to get a bed in hospitals…” (Jha, 9/15).

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